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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

More Babies Things

How about a smattering of finished baby projects? They are still being mass-produced over here... Babies things are just so quick and cute - you can use them as an opportunity to test out some new skills while only committing to something WEE (and not a whole adult-sized something!). Plus, babies don't complain if you dress them in something silly.

Anne just finished this adorable set. Even though it's on small needles it makes up quick because it's so small:
Yarn: GGH Merino Soft col 3 - 3 balls for 21" chest
Needles: US 2
Pattern: Blue Wave baby sweater from Designer One Skein Wonders
Cost to Make: $26.85
This yarn is superwash!! Great for baby projects (I should get it on the website!)

Anne is a smart girl and simply used the ripple pattern from the sweater to make the matching hat. Maybe if we ask nicely she'll write it down for us?

Surprise! It's a surprise jacket! If you've never seen/made one of these before, it's knit in one piece with such an interesting construction you can't even tell what it's going to be until you fold it up:
Yarn: Hacho col. 306 2 skeins + scraps of a solid blue for (17" chest)
Needles: US 7
Pattern: Baby Surprise Jacket, DK weight version from The Opinionated Knitter
Yarn Cost: $16

My mom knit that fishy hat and this one:
Yarn: Brown Sheep Serendipity Tweed (the green hat), Classic Elite Summer Set (the blue hat)
Needles: US 6
Pattern: Fishbowl Baby Hat from 101 Designer One Skein Wonders
Yarn Cost: Mom used scraps but 8.50 for one skein 6.99 for one ball of Summer Set - 16" size

Baby things you could eat!
This set is a gift for a friend who just had a baby girl. Carol knit the mittens, I knit the hat and my mom knit the scarf :-)
Yarn: Classic Elite Wool Bam Boo, col. 1616, 1650, 1658
Pattern: Cupcake Baby Set from Itty-Bitty Nursery
(Not on the site yet, but at the store)
Needle: US 5 & 7
Yarn Cost: $26.97 for just the hat & mittens, $44.95 for the whole set (2 each of the tan and white)

Finally, some knits from free patterns! These are both for a friend of mine who will have a baby girl in August:
Yarn: Plymouth Encore Worsted Colorspun col. 7333, 2 balls
Needle: US 8 - double point, 16" circ, 24" circ, 40" circ
Pattern: Pinwheel Baby Blanket - free from the knitlist
Yarn Cost: $11.58 for a small blanket, I'd go for 4 balls at least for a larger one - $23.16

Cutie booties! I used some scraps of Baby Cashmerino for these but you could use any fingering weight yarn (Baby Cash is a tad thicker than fingering). I want to make these in Merino Soft, Claudia Handpaint Fingering and Sock yarn scraps!

Yarn: Baby Cashmerino scraps
Needle: US 2
Pattern: Saartje's Booties, free from Saartje's blog (pdf file)
Yarn Cost: $7.99 for Baby Cash, $8.95 for Merino Soft, $11.99 for Claudia Fingering Weight

There's the baby round-up! Since this post took me literally ALL day to write I won't get to the other finished projects til tomorrow... so I'll be back with the adult sweaters and accessories!

Have fun with the string,

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